From April 12th, 15 guests could attend a wedding, and from May 17th there will be 30 guests. The government intends to lift all restrictions on social contact by June 21 at the earliest.

PolicyBee expects a boom in wedding photography services as events gather pace later in the year.

“After waiting so long for government regulations to allow weddings to resume, the wedding trade business is going to be booming again,” said Jane Aldous, director of PolicyBee Customer Service and Claims Team, who is also the expert on the Is brokers for photographer insurance.

“Photographers need to make sure their insurance is up and running and they have the right coverage, especially if they invested in new equipment during the lockdown.”

PolicyBee, citing its own claims data, said 20% of all claims on policies it issued last year came from photographers. The broker also found that 36% of the data received from photographers was for portable devices, including cameras and laptops.

“Equipment insurance also covers you for renting a camera kit while yours is being repaired or if it takes time to get the correct replacement kit,” commented Aldous.

“If your tripod and camera are knocked over and damaged by the best man, you don’t risk losing your trade.”

Aldous added that weddings can be a stressful situation for everyone involved, but proper insurance will save photographers from frustration and potential financial repercussions.

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